18 Days Royal Heritage Cultural Tour, Cultural Adventure Tours in Uganda

The 18 Days Royal Heritage Cultural Tour offers you opportunities to explore and adventure the varying Cultural Traditions and norms of the people in different tribes of Uganda. You will be welcomed, and appreciated by the local people and every penny you will give, is used to change the Standards of Living of the people.

Trip Overview

The 18 Days Royal Heritage Cultural Tour takes you discovering the unique culture of the people of Uganda on Cultural Tour from the Central/ Buganda Region, Tororo/ Mbale Region, Bunyoro and Tooro Kingdoms then Queen Elizabeth and Lake Bunyonyi.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: In Buganda

Start off your tour from the main palace in the Kingdom of Buganda at Lubiri situated on Mengo Hill alongside Lubaga road and appreciate the exciting scenes and art galleries upon entry with a glance at the exotic giant tortoise dawdling around the gardens. Have a magnificent view of the parliamentary building of Buganda and the ancient Kabaka’s monument as you head in to the Lukiko hall. Thereafter trail to one of the oldest but magnificent houses in Buganda Kingdom, for the late Zakariya Kisingiri referred to as Kisingiri House along the royal mile. As you walk along the Royal mile you will gain knowledge about the 52 clans of Buganda. End the day with a tour around the Twekobe (Kabaka’s house in the palace) Dinner and overnight at Sheraton Hotel

Day 2: In Buganda

After your break fast leave for Kanyaya and visit another imperative site in the Buganda Kingdom known as the Namasole. At this site you will get further exposure about the Buganda culture and its memorial sites. Transfer to the Uganda Museum where you will experience the exhibition of the ethnological and natural history of various Uganda heritage cultures. After your lunch end the Buganda tour with a visit to the coronation site of the Buganda Kings at Naggalabi Buddo coronation platform. Transfer back to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Sheraton Hotel

Day 3: In Buganda

Buganda Safari TourLeave Kampala in the morning after your breakfast for the visit to the equator and have fun in the souvenir shopping experience at the centre. On your way, detour to the Wamala tombs the secret burial grounds of Kabaka Ssuna in Mpigi and the Kiwewa Tombs in Masanafu. Travel back to Kampala in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Sheraton Hotel

Day 4: Transfer -Jinja

You will be picked from your hotel after your early morning breakfast and drive off to Jinja. You will be rewarded with enroute attractions like the magnificent flora and fauna that includes the Mabira forest, Kakira sugarcane and Madhvani tea plantations and also come across the Uganda’s Electricity manufacturing point, the Owen Falls dam. You will proceed for adventure of the Busoga Kingdom with a visit to the Kyabazinga’s palace (King of Busoga Kingdom). Dinner and overnight at Wild waters lodge

Day 5: River Nile experience                

This morning embark on the discovery of the source of River Nile. This will reward you with a tour to the Speke Monument. A boat ride on the magnificent Nile River will reward you with spectacular views of the source.   After your lunch a tour to the Bujagali falls will engage you in quad biking along the banks of the Nile where you explore various paths and trails. Transfer for dinner and overnight at Wild waters lodge

Day 6: Transfer to Tororo

This morning after breakfast, embark on hilarious experience of climbing the Tororo Rock hill where the highest altitude of the hill is 4865ft. you will be rewarded with a  visit to the ancestral cave and the various Rock paintings. Return back for lunch at the Hotel. In the afternoon, take pleasure from the community entertainment as you get exposed to the cultural performances from the native residents of the area. Transfer for dinner and overnight at Tororo Rock Hotel

Day 7: Sipi Falls

After your breakfast, drive off to Mbale for a visit to the superlative Sipi Falls. You will be rewarded with views of a series of the three tall waterfalls plugging along the lower slopes of Mount Elgon. The different trails will expose you to the magnificent flora surrounding these waterfalls as you descend for the exposure. Get in an interactive community walk were you will visit the Bagisu Local leader that will expose you to the different cultural practices and way of life of the natives in the area. Transfer for dinner and overnight at Lacam Lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Kampala                 

Today you will transfer back to Uganda’s capital Kampala. Enjoy sighting of enroute flora and fauna with an enroute lunch stopover. Dinner and overnight at Sheraton Hotel

Day 9: Transfer to Hoima

Wake up for a transfer to the land of the peaceful. You will be picked from your Hotel after your breakfast and drive off to Hoima via Kiboga. On this trip you will visit the Karuzika palace of the Bunyoro Kingdom which will expose you to their historical cultural heritages. You will further proceed to Bujumbura cathedral for another exciting cultural and religious exploration. Dinner and overnight at Hotel KonTiki

Day 10: In Bunyoro

Adventure further in to the Bunyoro Kingdom. After your breakfast, drive to the royal burial grounds of the kingdom at Mparu Tombs. You will get exposure about the ancient kings and the ancestral descendants of the kingdom. Enjoy entertainment from the natives of the area through their cultural dancers among other activities. Transfer for dinner and overnight at Hotel KonTiki

Day 11: Transfer to Fortportal

Today after your breakfast drive off from Hoima town for Fortportal. You will have splendorous enroute sightings with a rewarding flora stopover at Mukwano tea estate. A visit to Nyakasura will further expose you to the history of the natives. Transfer for dinner and overnight at Mountains of the moon hotel

Day 12: In Toro Kingdom              

Adventure in to the Toro culture with a visit to the Kingdom palace after your breakfast and get exposed to the historical heritages of the kingdoms with further exposure; visit the royal burial grounds at the Karambi royal tombs. After your lunch embark on a superlative adventure of the magnificent crater lakes in the region. At the end of the day you will be rewarded with sightings of the sumptuousness Toro attractions. Transfer for dinner and overnight at Mountains of the moon hotel

Day 13: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

After your morning coffee, get ready   for a drive to the most diverse park in western Uganda. Have an impressive wildlife game viewing drive upon your entry in the park. Possible sightings may include elephants, buffalos, Giant Forest Hog, lion and perhaps also the leopard.  Proceed to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about the chimpanzee tracking code of conduct before you set off for the hilarious adventure in the jungle as you track the chimpanzees in the Kyambura gorge. After your lunch, embark on an afternoon game viewing launch cruise long the Kazinga channel that will further reward you with wildlife sightings. Expect to see the Hippopotamus, waterbucks, crocodiles, warthogs, elephants, buffalos, hyenas and a variey of bird life for example the Blackrumped Buttonqual, African Skimmer, Shoebill, White Naped Pigeon, Forest Flycatcher, Rwenzori Turaco, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Pink Backed Pelicans, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl among others. Dinner and overnight at Jacana Safari Lodge

Day 14: Transfer to Kabale

Today, wake up for a hilarious adventure as you visit the Katwe explosion craters that will reward you with views of the Kyemendo crater and Lake Kitagata after your breakfast. Thereafter, drive off to mythical Switzerland of Africa via Kanungu. The drive will reward you with an exploration of the Kibwetere religious site enroute. After your lunch, get on for a cultural rewarding sighting in the Kabale Museum. Expect to see the cultural archaeologies on the resident culture in the area “Bakiga”. You will further visit the Rushoroza and Rugarama Cathedrals that will give you an insight of the ancient missionary visit in the area. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia cottages

Day 15: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

This morning, wake up for an early drive to the dammed lake surrounded by splendorous countless hills. Expect to be rewarded with sightings of the birdlife in this haven. Upon your arrival an interaction with Edirisa community development organization will give you an insight of the community way of life and practices. You may get a chance of interacting with the community members for the true experience of the Bakiga culture. Drive off to Mbarara for dinner and overnight at White Horse Inn

Day 16: In Mbarara

After a yummy breakfast expect to explore the culture in Mbarara. You will visit the Palace of the Ankole Kingdom that will expose you to the historical cultural ornaments and reward you with an insight in to the Ankole culture. Expect to see the long horned cows that are dominants in the region and you may get a chance of digging in to the Bahima culture who are renowned cattle keepers. Transfer for dinner and overnight at White Horse Inn

Day 17: Transfer to Kampala

You will depart the western region of Uganda and drive back to the capital Kampala.Enjoy enroute sightings of the splendorous flora and fauna where you may be rewarded with sightings of the Royal drum makers with an enroute stopover at Mpambire.  You will have your lunch enroute.  Proceed to Ndere Centre for break taking culture experience, you will be entertained with different cultural dances from various cultures across Uganda and you may get a chance of personally participating in the traditional dances. Retire for dinner at the centre and proceed for an over night stay at Sheraton Hotel

Day 18: Departure

Time allowing after breakfast; embark on souvenir shopping in the Kampala’s cultural shopping centers. Depending on your departure flight time, you will be transferred to Entebbe to catch your flight back home.

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